NATIONAL INVENTORY DISCARD AND DUFF COAL – 2001

The survey does not include ownerless, abandoned or Stateowned discard facilities, however these can be included into the database as and when the information becomes available. Information from both the Minerals Bureau "Operating and Developing Coal Mines" and the South African Bureau of Standards "Quality Bulletin 13" were used to

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Causes of Mine Decline in South Africa

the mine and over South Africa''s long mining history many mines have been started and then ultimately closed. The number of mines that have closed, not been rehabilitated and have become the liability of the state now exceeds 6 000 mines. The financial liability of these derelict and

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AN ASSESSMENT OF ABANDONED MINE RECLAMATION

TITLE: AN ASSESSMENT OF ABANDONED MINE RECLAMATION IN SOUTH AFRICA USING A SURVEY OF ENVIRONMENTAL EXPERTS MAJOR PROFESSOR: Dr. Silvia Secchi Abandoned mines are those in which mining activity has ceased and there is no entity or company that can be traced to take responsibility for their maintenance or reclamation.

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Coal in South Africa Wikipedia

The largest coal deposits in South Africa are to be found in the Ecca deposits, a stratum of the Karoo Supergroup, dating from the Permian period, between 280 and 250 Ma.The Ecca Group is extensive, covering around two thirds of South Africa (much of it covered by slightly younger rocks

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More than 6k derelict mines with no owners – mining deputy

Aug 09, 2016 · South Africa''s Deputy Minister of Mineral Resources Godfrey Oliphant on Thursday said mistakes of the past, which have left the country with more than 6 000 "derelict and ownerless mines

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Paper: South Africa''s challenges pertaining to mine

Cite As: van Tonder, DM & Coetzee, H 2009, ''South Africa''s challenges pertaining to mine closure — the problem of abandoned and derelict mines in the Mpumalanga coalfields'', in AB Fourie & M Tibbett (eds), Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Mine Closure, Australian Centre for Geomechanics, Perth, pp. 593604.

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Council for Geoscience carrying out comprehensive research

The third project relates to the management of derelict and ownerless mines in South Africa. This project has been ongoing for the past three years and its priority areas are Gauteng, Mpumalanga

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South Africa''s Toxic Legacy Pulitzer Center

Pale yellow mounds of gold mine waste dot Johannesburg—called eGoli in Zulu, meaning Place of Gold—attesting to the promise of fortune, which built and now threatens the country. The country''s former breadwinner is manifested in 6,000 derelict and ownerless gold, coal, diamond and other mines stered across South Africa.

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Optimum''s ''huge'' mess Saturday Star

"The mess left behind by coal mining operations causes soil and water pollution (acid mine drainage is as much a coal mining problem as it is a gold mining one), and the dust from the waste

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Challenges and strategies of abandoned mine rehabilitation

The National Strategy for the Management of Derelict and Ownerless Mines in South Africa defines D&O mines as ''mines whose owners or mining rights or lease holders have abandoned and are not operating nor maintaining to mitigate and manage their associated safety, health and environmental impacts and can no longer be traced.

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Downloadable Material

Simplified Geological Map of South Africa (±A0 size) Mineral Maps. Simplified Geology and Selected Mineral Deposits (±A0 size) Bushveld Complex, South Africa Simplified Geology and Selected Platinum, Chromite and Vanadium Deposits (±A4 size) Coal Fields of the Republic of South Africa (±A4 size) Gold Deposits of the Witwatersrand Basin

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Mining Charter Derelict and Ownerless mines: progress

M anagement and rehabilitation of derelict and ownerless (D&O) mines A D&O mine was not merely an abandoned mine, it was a mine of which the owners were untraceable. Such a mine became the responsibility of the state. Mining in South Africa started in 1661 and the first attempts to regulate it only started in 1903, with the Transvaal Mining Laws.

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Rehabilitating a legacy SRK Consulting

South Africa has a long history of mining extending beyond 100 years. Over time, many mines had not implemented closure plans once resources were depleted. This has resulted in between 5,000 – 6,000 ownerless and derelict mines across the country, which are now the responsibility of the South African government. These mines include almost every mineral commodity that has ever been exploited

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The Haunting Legacy of South Africa''s Gold Mines Yale E360

Nov 12, 2015 · The Haunting Legacy of South Africa''s Gold Mines . South Africa''s Department of Mineral Resources, or DMR, holds a list of 6,000 "derelict and ownerless" mines, which became the government''s problem over the years when the former owners disappeared. While the DMR slowly rehabilitates those mines— at a rate of about 10 per year

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DEPARTMENT OF MINERALS AND ENERGY

of mining in South Africa requires a concerted effort to mitigate further degradation and pollution, as well as a potential impact on communities in surrounding areas. In response, the Department has: • developed a rehabilitation management strategy for derelict and ownerless mines, which is ready for tabling before and

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Forsaken mines to receive R40bn repair Miningmx

Oct 12, 2010 · The department''s identifiion of the sites marked "the first time in the history of South Africa that such a comprehensive database has been developed". An assessment showed the state would need R30bn to deal with derelict and ownerless mines. However, this figure did not take into account the impact of inflation, she said.

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The Environmental and Health Impacts of Carbon emission

The Environmental and Health Impacts of Carbon emission from active and abandoned coal mines, in South Africa: A review of secondary data Closing Workshop of the IGCP/SIDA Projects 594 and 606 May 27, 2014 Buthelezi S.A, T.C. Davies Closing Workshop of the IGCP/SIDA Projects 594 and 606 ADDRESSING ENVIRONMENTAL AND HEALTH

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AN ASSESSMENT OF ABANDONED MINE RECLAMATION

TITLE: AN ASSESSMENT OF ABANDONED MINE RECLAMATION IN SOUTH AFRICA USING A SURVEY OF ENVIRONMENTAL EXPERTS MAJOR PROFESSOR: Dr. Silvia Secchi Abandoned mines are those in which mining activity has ceased and there is no entity or company that can be traced to take responsibility for their maintenance or reclamation.

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Paper: South Africa''s Strategy for the Management of

Abstract: South Africa''s long and rich mining history has left a legacy of approximately six thousand abandoned mines in the country. Many of these could be legally classified as "derelict and ownerless", and will require intervention by the state in order to address safety, health and environmental legacies.

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Progress on the management and rehabilitation of Derelict

Progress on the management and rehabilitation of Derelict and ownerless mines 12 October 2010. PRESENTATION OUTLINE Definition. • This provides a detailed record of abandoned mines in South Africa, allowing systematic management of problems. • Coal Mines

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What''s left in the wake of South Africa''s abandoned gold mines

Jan 15, 2016 · Thousands of abandoned gold mines are stered across South Africa, polluting the water with toxics and filling the air with noxious dust. For the millions of people who live around these derelict sites, the health impacts can be severe.

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Environmental & Health Impacts of Abandoned Mines in Sub

Environmental & Health Impacts of Abandoned Mines in SubSaharan African Review of the South African Derelict and Ownerless mines rehabilitation programme and development of remotely sensed indiors for monitoring rehabilitation success Environmental Programme Manager, WITS A case study of abandoned coal mine (Eland Coal Mine) in

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Abandoned mines are seriously impacting communities

Abandoned mines are seriously impacting communities and is contributing to childlabour 19 August 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE South Africa has approximately 6,000 abandoned mines, of which about 160 are in Witbank alone, that are spilling acid water and heavy metals into the environment, says the Bench Marks Foundation in a research

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Ownerless and derelict mines rehabilitation: Department

Since the start of mining in South Africa, there had been very little State involvement and this had meant that reference could not be made to any database of ownership when addressing derelict and ownerless mines. Additionally, there had been no consistence in legislation preunifiion in

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The Golden Underworld SEG2 YouTube

Mar 22, 2017 ·ಖ March 2017 Crime it seems is everywhere, both above and underground.With illegal gold miners increasingly being targeted by rival miners

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The Environmental and Health Impacts of Carbon emission

The Environmental and Health Impacts of Carbon emission from active and abandoned coal mines, in South Africa: A review of secondary data Closing Workshop of the IGCP/SIDA Projects 594 and 606 May 27, 2014 Buthelezi S.A, T.C. Davies Closing Workshop of the IGCP/SIDA Projects 594 and 606 ADDRESSING ENVIRONMENTAL AND HEALTH

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Paper: South Africa''s Strategy for the Management of

Abstract: South Africa''s long and rich mining history has left a legacy of approximately six thousand abandoned mines in the country. Many of these could be legally classified as "derelict and ownerless", and will require intervention by the state in order to address safety, health and environmental legacies.

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The Haunting Legacy of South Africa''s Gold Mines Yale E360

Nov 12, 2015 · The Haunting Legacy of South Africa''s Gold Mines . South Africa''s Department of Mineral Resources, or DMR, holds a list of 6,000 "derelict and ownerless" mines, which became the government''s problem over the years when the former owners disappeared. While the DMR slowly rehabilitates those mines— at a rate of about 10 per year

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Coal in South Africa Wikipedia

The largest coal deposits in South Africa are to be found in the Ecca deposits, a stratum of the Karoo Supergroup, dating from the Permian period, between 280 and 250 Ma.The Ecca Group is extensive, covering around two thirds of South Africa (much of it covered by slightly younger rocks

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R30 billion is just the start of South Africa''s mining

Aug 15, 2012 · Colvin adds "South Africa''s mining industry is the one of the largest in the world and mining accounts for nearly a fifth of the country''s Gross Domestic Product. While jobs and revenue generated by mining are essential to the South African economy, the costs of mining borne by the environment, mine neighbours, downstream waterusers and

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What''s left in the wake of South Africa''s abandoned gold mines

Jan 15, 2016 · Thousands of abandoned gold mines are stered across South Africa, polluting the water with toxics and filling the air with noxious dust. For the millions of people who live around these derelict sites, the health impacts can be severe.

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South Africa Yearbook 2015/16 Mineral Resources

South Africa Yearbook 2015/16 320 • The Association of Mine Managers South Africa (AMMSA) provides a platform for mining industry professionals to discuss, evaluate and debate mining and minerals policy, technical innovations, safety and health challenges and advancements in mining in South Africa. AMMSA''s current membership stands at 825

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Department of Minerals and Energy, 2009, The National

Department of Mineral Resources The National Strategy for the Management of Derelict and Ownerless Mines in South Africa Published by: Department of Mineral Resources. such as contaminated water and soil, mining chemicals, explosives, radioactivity, windblown dust and, in the case of coal mines, spontaneous combustion of coal and coal

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Forsaken mines to receive R40bn repair Miningmx

Oct 12, 2010 · The department''s identifiion of the sites marked "the first time in the history of South Africa that such a comprehensive database has been developed". An assessment showed the state would need R30bn to deal with derelict and ownerless mines. However, this figure did not take into account the impact of inflation, she said.

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10 abandoned sites in Southern Africa worth visiting

Aug 16, 2013 ·ಊ manmade marvels and abandoned sites in Southern Africa that have been left eerily empty to haunt the landscapes they were left in. Since the beginning of time, man has devised ways to improve his existence by way of invention. Unfortunately,

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An Investigation of the Water Quality of Four Coal Mine

these lakes are ownerless, with only a crude estimate of their exact number (De Lange et al. 2018). Furthermore, in South Africa, pit lakes are commonly associated with coal mines, especially in the Mpumalanga and KZN coal ˛ elds, which host the majority of mineable coal in the country and are associated with the phenomenon of acid mine drain

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DEPARTMENT OF MINERALS AND ENERGY

of mining in South Africa requires a concerted effort to mitigate further degradation and pollution, as well as a potential impact on communities in surrounding areas. In response, the Department has: • developed a rehabilitation management strategy for derelict and ownerless mines, which is ready for tabling before and

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